"Practice Over", by Alan Fearnley, 1994


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Monaco; a name that carries immense significance in the world of Grand Prix racing. The twisting, seaside circuit is not only known by the Glitterati it attracts every year, but also by the heroic triumphs and impactful tragedies associated with the ninety year old race. 

Artist Alan Fearnley illustrates a slice of this history with a quiet, reflective moment prior to the running of the event in 1957 on the 19th of May. Four of the world's greatest drivers are gathered in the Ferrari pits; Juan Manuel Fangio (Maserati), Mike Hawthorne (Ferrari), Wolfgang von Trips (Ferrari), and Stirling Moss (Vanwall), enjoy a convivial moment after exercising their cars during practice. Mechanics also discuss the day's events and tinker unhurriedly with von Trips' Ferrari 801. Fearnley delivers an insightful glimpse of an idyllic time when drivers were 'gentlemen', and racing cars weren't managed by computers.

Print is signed by Sir Stirling Moss, OBE, and the artist. #98 in an edition of 500 worldwide. Dimensions: 30x23 inches, print size 24x17 inches. Attractively framed in black, brushed aluminum Neilsen-type frame with anti-reflective glass.

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